RAURA – SAKURA (Cherry Blossom) Featuring Anthony Gaskins
Music Produced by Joseph Gileadi
Filmed by Ryan Bruss and Charles Alexander
Edited by Anthony Gaskins
Filmed on location in Manhattan, NY and Tokoyo, Japan.
SAKURA was produced by Joseph Gileadi. When Joe asked Anthony to be involved, Anthony added another element to the project. He brought a contrast between our two styles, also our physical location, New York and Japan.However, we still embodied the same message; the art may be one heart. The work we created was made with respect for each other and respect for our craft. Beyond that, it was a respect we shared for the world, and the amazing power we are given when we create.
“My addition to Sakura was dedicated to my art. I have been fortunate enough to make a career, albeit a young career, as a performer for the last 13 years of my life. My art has taken me from the hood of East Las Vegas to a graduate degree at Harvard University and all over the world, shaping me into the man I am today. It’s also taught me a tremendous amount about myself, while crafting a personal esthetic that I am continuously challenging to make better. If I couldn’t create, I couldn’t live.” – Anthony Gaskins